Association of British Orchestras

Sponsorship and Philanthropy Manager

London Mozart Players £35,000+ Closing date 08 February 2020
The London Mozart Players has a vacancy for a Sponsorship and Philanthropy Manager. As the first chamber orchestra to be run both artistically and managed by its players, the LMP is seeking a highly-capable fundraiser with experience, flair, commitment, determination and a desire to be part of a dedicated team tasked with driving the orchestra forwards. The chosen candidate must have a proven track record of raising funds within the Arts sector.

The Sponsorship and Philanthropy Manager will be responsible for patronage from HNWI, taking care and building relationships with our patrons and donors, fundraising events, corporate income and public funding. The chosen candidate will be tasked with raising a self-generated income to help support the core funding, developing a diverse range of sustainable funding streams to support the orchestra’s programming, and playing a crucial role in the future direction and growth of the LMP.

The London Mozart Players is Britain’s longest established chamber orchestra and celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019. Throughout its history, the orchestra has delivered inspiring concerts both across the UK and globally, performing not only the core classical repertoire of Mozart and Haydn, but diverse and far-reaching programmes to new and existing audiences.

In 2014 the orchestra became player-led, both in management and artistically,. In this time, LMP has depended on donor, patron, trusts, foundations and engagements to ensure the financial security of the orchestra. The LMP continues to flourish with an ever-increasing schedule of events, and an exciting programme of own-promotion concerts for our 70th birthday year, including a series at SJSS, a return to the South Bank and a gala concert at Buckingham Palace hosted by our patron HRH Prince Edward.

LMP’s ground breaking residency in our new home in Upper Norwood has redefined what an orchestra can bring to a community, seen new investment from both the Arts Council and from Croydon Council, and has expanded its work with the young, disadvantaged, and newcomers to classical music through new innovative concert series and community programmes.

Through a clear and informed understanding of the vision and ambition of the LMP, a new team member needs to understand and convey with real conviction, the crucial role music has in enriching communities. Our new Fundraiser must be evangelical in the promotion of the orchestra and work as a committed member of this extremely dedicated team.

To apply to this job please send your CV, details of two referees and a covering letter to Julia Desbruslais, Executive Director to the below email address.

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